TM 9-2330-373-14 & P
4-35. AIR MOUNTED KINGPIN (cont)
REMOVAL OF SHOCK ABSORBER
Apply 65 psi air pressure to suspension, or block
up semitrailer to the design height of 8 inches,
plus or minus one-eighth of an inch, between
upper face of fifth wheel plate and bottom of
bolster, with fifth wheel plate (4) parallel to
Remove nuts (1) and screws (2) securing top
and bottom shock absorber mounting eyes to
Remove shock absorber (3).
INSTALLATION OF SHOCK ABSORBER
Position shock absorber (3) with large end up.
Install screws (2) and nuts (1) and tighten (refer
Remove blocking equipment, if used.
Fifth wheel plate
REMOVAL OF FIFTH WHEEL PLATE HINGE COMPONENTS
Extend landing gear legs and uncouple towing vehicle from semitrailer.
Disconnect linkage from height control valve and depress actuating arm to exhaust air pressure from air springs.
Place suitable lifting or blocking device under fifth wheel plate to carry weight of assembly when removed.